Installation of Inside Out exhibit will be celebrated at Cheltenham Township and
Downtown Glenside Community Partnership event on Thursday, September 28
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (September 19, 2017) – The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board (VFTCB) is proud to announce the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Inside Out exhibition is set to hit the streets of Glenside, Pa. from mid-September through December. Four locations outside of Philadelphia have been selected as 2017 fall Inside Out locations with Glenside being the only location in Montgomery County, Pa. The installation of Inside Out artwork will be celebrated as part of a Cheltenham Township and Downtown Glenside Community Partnership event on Thursday, September 28.
Inside Out brings large-scale replicas of favorite works from the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s collection to neighborhoods in and around Philadelphia. Individuals who travel to Glenside by car or using SEPTA Regional Rail will get to view images by artists including Marcel Duchamp, Joan Miro, and Georgia O’Keefe. Ten works of art will be displayed throughout the town for three months and people can encounter art in unexpected places as they stroll, shop, and dine in the art-centric neighborhood. All of the installations are outdoors and within walking or biking distance of each other. View a map here.
“The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board and Arts Montco are thrilled that the Philadelphia Museum of Art selected Glenside as a location for their Inside Out exhibit this fall,” said Jessica Willingham, Director of Arts & Culture at the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board. “The selection of Glenside’s enthusiastic and lively artistic community is evidence that the arts are thriving in Montgomery County. With easy access via SEPTA’s Regional Rail, Glenside is a perfect location to welcome guests to the County to enjoy art, food, and shopping in this charming community.”
The installation of the Inside Out artwork will be celebrated as part of a Cheltenham Township and Downtown Glenside Community Partnership free community event on Thursday, September 28 with a rain date on Friday, September 29. Arcadia University students will welcome the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Inside Out exhibit at 7:00 p.m. with a lighting ceremony to illuminate a mural at the Glenside Train Station underpass, created by Arcadia University students and renowned artist David Guinn as part of a partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia. The event will also coincide with the Downtown Glenside Food Festival, which takes place that night from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
“Inside Out is an invitation to people throughout the region to share in the beauty of our collections where they live,” said Timothy Rub, the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s George D. Widener Director and Chief Executive Officer. “By bringing the Museum’s collections to their sidewalks and storefronts, we hope that it will inspire people to think about the role that art can play in their daily lives. The Museum’s treasures are for everyone to enjoy.”
The Inside Out exhibit will be on view in Glenside from September 15 through early December. Inside Out began at the Detroit Institute of Art in 2009 and arrived in Philadelphia in 2015 with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Over the course of three years, artwork has been in more than 20 communities in and around Philadelphia. Art lovers can learn more about the art on display and the communities in which the artwork is located by using the “Art Inside Out” app, available for iPhone and Android.
Additionally, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will be hosting a free admission weekend, October 13-15, inviting residents of all past and present Inside Out communities to visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art for free. Montgomery County residents who live in Ambler, Conshohocken, Jenkintown, Narberth, and Norristown are eligible.
The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board (VFTCB) is a nonprofit, membership-based sales and marketing organization that actively promotes Valley Forge and Montgomery County, PA as a convention site and leisure visitor destination by encouraging patronage of its 500+ member hotels, restaurants, attractions, and services. The award-winning website links visitors, meeting planners, tour operators, and residents, to a diverse portfolio of brands focused on reasons to visit the region. The website also hosts The Montco Explorer, a nationally-recognized blog.
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